Thunder Bay OPP Identify Homicide Victim

Local News Report

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THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play has been confirmed.

On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11-17 junction.

An investigation was commenced by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Detective Inspector Darryl Sigouin of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

A post mortem examination has been completed at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Samatar Warsame of the Greater Toronto Area. This investigation has been ruled a homicide.

Police are asking any persons with information related to this occurrence to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Further details will be provided only as they become available and as the investigation moves forward.